St Peter's College, Auckland

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St Peter's College, Bro O'Driscoll Building (1939, additions 1944)

St Peter's College, Auckland is a Catholic secondary school for boys in central Auckland, New Zealand. The school is the largest Catholic secondary school in New Zealand. It was established in 1939 by the Christian Brothers, but from 2008 is entirely lay-staffed. The school has a multi-ethnic roll of 1200 (for example, 50% are pākehā (i.e. New Zealand-born non-Māori); 20% are Asian; and 20% Polynesian)[1]. Academically, the school offers for senior years (i.e. years 11 to 13) the National Certificate of Educational Achievement assessment system (NCEA) and the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The school enrols approximately 70 international students. Prominent graduates include: Sir Michael Gerard Fay (b. 1949), merchant banker, chair of the campaigns for three New Zealand challenges for the America's Cup in 1987, 1988 and 1992; and Sam Hunt (b. 1946), who is a well-known poet.[2]

Official website : St Peter's College website Motto: To Love and To Serve (Amare et Servire) Type: Integrated[3] Catholic Boys Secondary (Year 7-13) Address: 23 Mountain Rd, Epsom, Auckland 3 Phone: +64 9 524 8108 Fax: +64 9 524 9459 Email: admin@st-peters.school.nz Principal: K. F. Fouhy

References[change | change source]

  1. St Peter's College: 70th Annual Report, 2008, St Peter's College, Auckland, p. 2: [1]
  2. Rick Maxwell, St Peter's College, Auckland, Simerlocy Press, Auckland, 2008.
  3. "integrated" means that the school is owned by the Bishop of Auckland but its operation (such as the salaries of the teachers) is funded by the New Zealand Government on the same basis as a State school: Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975.